Henry Wright


Born in Lawrence, Kansas, architect and urban planner Henry Wright’s professional journey began at the University of Pennsylvania where he was deeply influenced by Ebenezer Howard’s Garden City movement. He was known for his contributions to the evolution of planned residential communities. He collaborated with renowned figures like Lewis Mumford and co-founded the RPAA with Clarence Stein. Together they undertook significant planning projects including Radburn, New Jersey; a planned community which incorporated separate zones for traffic and pedestrian spaces. The project is credited with incorporating the first cul-de-sac.